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Government to Give Extra Money to Public Empoyees and Vouchers to Pensioners before Local Elections

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.08.23.

Hungarian pensioners will receive vouchers worth 9,000 forints (EUR 27) by Sept. 30, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, Gergely Gulyás, told a news conference on Friday.

The Hungarian economy, he said, was performing better than expected, and the older generation should have their share of the benefits.

The vouchers can be used by March 31 for paying gas and electricity bills, Gulyás said, adding that the separate pension bonus and pension supplement will also be available this year.

Further, public employees who have been employed in the sector for at least 3 months between January 1 and July 31, 2019 and who are still employed as of August 1 will receive a one-off net payment of 54,000 forints.

In the featured photo PMO Head Gergely Gulyás. Photo by Zoltán Máthé/MTI